A 41-year-old minibus driver accused of raping a 14-year-old passenger has been committed to stand trial during the next sitting of the Georgetown High Court.
Sherwayne Brandt, 41, also known as ‘Brave’, is accused of raping the teen girl some three years ago.
Brandt was not required to plead to the charge which stated that on October 7, 2015, at Plum Park, Sophia, he engaged in sexual penetration with a child under the age of 16.
He was on trial before Senior Magistrate, Faith McGusty, in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
This morning, when the matter was called, the Magistrate ruled that she was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that sufficient evidence was presented by the Prosecution. Hence, she found a prima facie case against Brandt.
The prosecution’s case is that Brandt and the teen are known to each other, since she is a frequent traveler in his minibus.
It was reported that, on October 7, 2015, the teen was a passenger in the minibus when Brandt drove to an unknown area in Plum Park, Sophia, where he along with his bus conductor raped the teen.
After raping the teen, the men dropped her home.
The teen then reported to her parents about what had transpired and the matter was reported.
Brant remains on $300,000 bail, pending the outcome and determination of the trial in the High Court.
A few months ago, Ashel Williams, the conductor of Brant’s bus, was also charged for the alleged rape of the child.
He too was committed a few months ago for the rape of the 14-year-old.